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Old 15th November 2019, 07:52   #106
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Still a great deal for a low usage self driven urban customer wanting a low TCO crossover which will last for 10+ years easily.
They seem to be pushing only the diesel. Many urban customers will prefer the petrol but they are not discounting that at all.

The diesel post discounts is cheaper than the petrol CVT.

If they had priced this at the current 5L discounts on offer, it would have sold many more from the beginning. Petrol at 24L ex-showroom would have got the on road just below 30L and would be an ideal option for urban buyer over Compass, Tucson and D1/D2 segment sedans.

The diesel is really tempting at the lower price but is also more flawed. The rear AC vents eat into headroom. The legroom is tad lesser and seats not as comfortable at the back. Then the reliability of the ZF9 and the mediocre performance from the 1.6L diesel.
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I wanted to post this message in this thread even though it was already in another query thread. I think it actually belongs here on the official thread, for the benefit of others.

My recent Diwali trip to Pune with my kids highlighted the importance of a 7 seater as there are times when my wife insists on taking even the maid with us. So after returning from the short trip, finally made up my mind to opt for the CRV AWD. I did take 3 test drives (within city) before putting my money on it. Frankly speaking, I couldn't fault the city drivability as it performed flawlessly in the Mumbai traffic, quickly closing traffic gaps and making brisk progress. Most of my driving is below 80kmph due to pathetic traffic and road conditions. Also the AWD will definitely come in handy on the rainy slush roads and trips to those elusive destinations. Did quite a lot of reading on 2018 model AWD tech and its a totally new and capable (mildly) system.

So finally booked it due to the on-going offers which cost me a sweet deal of 32 lakhs on road including add-ons. Got the stockyard PDI done and thereafter got the delivery last week.This was a recent Oct 2019 manufactured car as per the VIN. So far I am impressed with the premium-ness and the NVH levels.

Few observations during the first 300 Kms-

Pros -
- Premium, classy and understated. Inside out.
- Build and component quality is on par with 40 lakh segment.
- Gearbox is perfectly tuned and masks any on-paper power deficit brilliantly.
- Its a 7 seater SUV, diesel automatic and AWD. Jack of all trades, master of none? Has panoramic sunroof too. Yes, I have two kids, a 6 year and a 1 year old for the last row of seats.
- Ride quality is plush and body roll is negligible by SUV standards. Rear seat space is great. (Almost everyone in the family is less than 5'10'')
- Decent sound system and features.
- Top notch safety features and systems, what a family man (should) look for.
- Fantastic fuel economy. Getting 14 kmpl in the city. Even though this was a lower priority on the list, makes me feel good now. I think it will settle around 12-13 kmpl (in city) as I am still babying the engine in the running-in period.
- Perfect ingress/egress for everyone, especially kids/senior citizens.
- Honda's ownership, ASS and low service costs. Planning to take extended warranty for Rs. 42K during first service.
- Excellent offers at this time.


Cons -
- On-paper specs for 1.6 Diesel. Twin turbo would have been sweet. Then again, I may not have got these offers and wouldn't have made it on my list.
- Slight slow response time when shifting from 5th to 4th gear. I think that's the dog clutch at work there. You cant really tell unless you are looking for it. Haven't used the 8th and 9th gear yet, probably not in the running-in period.
- Little diesel noise creep around 1400rpm. Nothing alarming and can easily be drowned in the music sound. This is only audible at slow speeds.
- Light interiors, though they look great, will be pain to maintain especially with kids.
- Not really a negative, but road presence is average. Suits my personality to be honest, but maybe a downer for some.
- Missed on the buyback offer due to confusion at dealer's end.
- Uncertainty around diesel resale. I keep my cars for a really really long time, so again not a negative.


I am hoping to get a ownership thread, provided I get a reprieve from my hectic family schedule.

I am attaching a pic in the stockyard. Definitely getting to know each other more and more everyday.
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- Missed on the buyback offer due to confusion at dealer's end.
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How much was the buyback? At times, they pass on the buyback offer even without getting a car back. Wondering, why your dealer didn't do that.
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How much was the buyback? At times, they pass on the buyback offer even without getting a car back. Wondering, why your dealer didn't do that.

This is the official buyback offer available on the Honda India website. Attaching the screenshot. Its an option that Honda will buyback at about 17L after 3 years of ownership. Even though I keep my cars for a really long time, it would have been good to have this option in case of unforeseen circumstances.

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Giving this offer reduces the margin of the dealer since I was adamant of my budget, hence dealer excluded it. They gave a vague reason that this offer has been discontinued and website hasn't been updated. So I raised a query with Honda India directly and then after a few days dealer calls me to say that the offer can only be availed at the time of the booking and it will not be possible later. The handling of the whole incident (a long story) was the only negative experience I had in this transaction. Otherwise everything else was quite punctual and proactive. Also it became evident that Honda India is keeping a check on its dealers.
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